2 160 suspected typhoid cases reported nationally this year

Harare City Council has confirmed four cases of typhoid in Mbare while 2 160 suspected cases were reported countrywide this year with authorities confirming 77 cases and seven deaths as of December 18.

Health Services director Dr Prosper Chonzi, said so far they have discovered the presence of Salmonella typhi in three samples, while another sample showed the presence of Salmonella Group D. He also revealed that teams from the Department of Water and Department of Sanitation and health promotion are area educating people on personal hygiene and generally good eating practices so that people do not eat food from uninspected or unlicensed premises.

Typhoid usually occurs when water supplies serving large populations are contaminated by faecal matter.

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